Made in Russia: Tiger Tank Replica

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  1. imalko

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    Found out about this just today, so I thought to share...
    Fully functional replica of German WW2 tank PzKpfw VI Tiger Ausf. E has been made in Russia. Reportedly it is to be used in filming the motion picture titled "The White Tiger" directed Karen Shakhnazarov. Here's the link where you can see a lot of pictures of manufacturing process. There's a short text in Russian, but I believe that pictures speak pretty much for themselves.

    Макеты / Танк "Тигр I"
     

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    Excellent! the previously converted T34s looked pretty good, but this really looks the part. Nice find Igor.
     
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    That's a stout piece of machinery!
     
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    That is cool!It looks like they cut the transmission or gearbox off of something else for the front sprocket.
     
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    *drool* My Christmas list just keeps getting longer. But practical, too....morning rush-hour traffic? Not anymore! Cut me off on the road? HE locked and loaded! Road rage? I never notice any. :evil4:
     
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    That's just so fricken awesome!
     
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    Great find Igor!

    A Hungarian guy made a working 1:1 replica too (also a Panther!) which he regularly shows army displays. Both have had to have their chassis exchanged for modified T-34 items unfortunately, the originals couldn't take the weight apparently.
     
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    Wow! I love such iron work too.
    Thanks for sharing, imalko.
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Very cool, nice find, wonder how true-to-life? The originals were not very mechanically reliable and the clone does not need all that armour
     
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    That thing can't weigh but a fraction of what a real Tiger would have. That turret steel looks like only about 1/4 or 6-7mm, if it was thicker, it wouldn't need that steel tube inner structure. A real Tiger was over 100mm thick in some places in the turret armor.
     
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    Just needs to look the part, and act the part, for the movie. I think it'll certainly do that. If mixed with very large-scale models in some shots, the effect (on the screen) should be exceptional. Here's a pic of a couple of large R/C models used in other productions.
     

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    I wasn't trying to put them down, they're probably pretty peppy.
    Just the thing for a paintball battle.
     
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    Really neat. Nice find...

    Charles
     
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    #18 mikewint, Feb 14, 2012
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    Now that's what I call making models. And I thought my 1/16 Tiger was big
     
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